The University of Adelaide may engage contractors to provide paid services to the organisation. Prior to engaging a contractor, it is essential to obtain the necessary information to determine if it is appropriate to engage them as a contractor, contingent worker or employee.
Contractors are not employees of the University, however, there are circumstances in which employer obligations such as superannuation and payroll tax apply to these individuals. In these circumstances the contractor must be paid through the Human Resources contractor payment process.
The contractor management process consists of two key stages: the assessment of contractor engagements and the payment of contractors.
There are detailed FAQs in each of the contracting topic areas below that give further guidance related to people based overseas, sham contracting, former staff and types of contracting engagements.
Contractor Assessment Form
The assessment form helps to determine the engagement type such as a contractor, contingent worker or an employee.
Contingent Worker Payment
Contingent Worker Payments will be made through Human Resources
Contractor Engagement FAQs
It is essential to obtain a Contractor Assessment to determine if its appropriate to engage a contractor.
View My Open Submissions
View recently submitted Contractor Assessment Forms, including those pending with you requesting for more information
Sham contracting is when an employer misrepresents employment as an independent contracting arrangement.
Engaging overseas contractors
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|HR Service Centre||
•General enquiries relating to HR recruitment, employment and contracting
•First point of contact for payroll enquiries
•First point of contact for changes of personal, banking, superannuation details
•Requisitions and purchasing for existing suppliers
•Queries regarding payments to suppliers and open purchase orders
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•Advice on new contract arrangements and legal documents
|HR Contractor Compliance and Payroll||
•Specialist advice on contingent worker and contractor engagements
•Escalated support for payroll and payment enquiries
•Escalated support for superannuation and tax enquiries
- Contractor Engagement Changes webinar and slides
- Australian Tax Office – Employee/contractor
- Fair Works Ombudsman – Contractor / Sham contracting
- Legal & Risk
- Contractor Safety Management